Ex-Giant Lee Dae-ho Looks to Secure MLB Contract

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South Korean free agent Lee Dae-ho left for the United States today in pursuit of a big league contract.

The 33 year-old slugger first announced his intent to play in Major League Baseball on Nov. 3rd.

It came only days after helping the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks to their second straight Japanese league title and winning the Japan Series MVP.

He then opted out of his contract with the Nippon Professional Baseball club, saying he wanted to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a major leaguer.

Lee said he will return home Sunday to continue his offseason training, with or without an MLB contract.

Source: Busan eFM News

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